A Political Scientist at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dr. Mohammed Abass, says there is no need celebrating Ghana’s independence.
He thinks the country has failed to develop key sectors since she gained independence.
For Ghana to celebrate Independence Day, “then we must work to achieve a significant level of material and non-material development so that we can now really celebrate,” Dr. Abass highlighted.
“I will not describe it as a celebration; I will describe it as an observance of Independence Day. It was a significant event in the political history that we cannot overlook…things as basic as sanitation in your own community, we are not to deal with it. Even the people themselves, their attitude and mind when it comes to the generation of waste and how we dispose of it,” he stated.
He also indicated that Ghana as a republic is still struggling to attain political maturity.
According to him, the country’s inability to unite and agree on most things that are good for the country has caused ‘us’ to fail in this regard.
“This is the 64th year of independence but we are still talking as if this is the 1st or 2nd year of independence so we need to quickly put our politics in order,” he said in an interview on Campus Exclusive on Friday, March 5, 2021.
“…if you look at us from independence until now what is the level of multiplication? And then look at the need for those services, for example, the need for water, the need for health services now versus the availability of them on the ground.
“That is the assessment that we have to do. Look at those who need employment versus the opportunities that are available.”
Story by: Eunice Young | universnewsroom.com